Eastern Courier

Gas station robbed video

Gull on Reeves Rd, Pakuranga.

Masked offenders smashed their way into an Auckland Gull petrol station before assaulting the store worker.

Art collecting for amateurs gallery

Work on display at the Uxbridge Tutors and Students Exhibition.

The world of art collecting has an air of intimidation, sophistication and a mythical hierarchy.

Nowhere to go for those in need

Kim Godinich, left, and Louise Boswell from the Pakuranga Citizens Advice Bureau are calling for more emergency housing options in East Auckland.

Pakuranga's Citizens Advice Bureau, in East Auckland, is battling to deal with a surge in desperate people requiring emergency housing.

Dedicated to the sea

Brian Litten pictured in 2010, celebrating 50 years with Coastguard.

OBITUARY: Brian Litten, one of Howick Coastguard's longest serving members, has died.

Call to honour heroes video

Alan La Roche says 11 names are missing from Howick's Stockade Hill war memorial.

One Auckland historian is trying to get those men who died of war wounds inscribed on war memorials.

What's On: Chasing Dreams

The production Chasing Dreams will feature 200 dancers ranging from three to 50-year-olds.

More than 200 students will take the stage for an end-of-year recital.

Code-breaking and music-making at the library

Dare to Unlock the Secret is this year's free summer reading programme at Auckland Libraries for children aged 5-13.

Dare to Unlock the Secret is this year's free Dare to Explore summer reading programme at Auckland Libraries for children aged 5-13.

Group committed to conservation gallery

Macleans College enviro group members; Back: Mason Liu, Brendan Zhang-Liao. Front: Shuah Kim, Manashi Rasali, Janhav Khanna.

One Auckland school is working hard to restore the environment surrounding its grounds.

Housing approach 'spectacular flop'

Labour housing and transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says Special Housing Areas have been a "spectacular flop".

Developers don't want to sacrifice financial gain for affordable Auckland homes, Labour's housing spokesman says.

Students' stories come to life gallery

One of Keven Mealamu's illustrations for Home Sweet Home.

Eight students' stories have come to life, including Josephine Sim's story, with some help from Keven Mealamu.

Church spreads Christmas cheer gallery

The Salvation Army/EasternCourier Christmas Appeal is seeking donations.

Kjane Johnson fondly remembers her family's first Christmas Tree last year thanks to the Salvation Army.

Performer up with stars

Botany performer Esmee Myers, who is starring in upcoming classic Maori play Nga Puke.

Esmee Myers may be short, but she's stepping up with local stars in the play Nga Puke.

Site found for Ormiston aquatic centre

The location of the proposed aquatic centre at Ormiston Town Centre has been confirmed.

More details of the proposed $27 million aquatic centre at Ormiston Town Centre have been confirmed.

All aboard for fun day

Daniel Toms, 11, and Nicki Toms from Dannemora get ready to hit the harbour for a Christmas cruise.

Young Daniel Toms, 11, was up bright and early on November 22 for a day he will never forget.

Take care with compost and potting mix

Composts and potting mixes are great for boosting plant growth, but they can also be fertile ground for one of the bugs that cause Legionnaire's disease.

The sun is out, which means people are preparing the garden.

Woman cut from car after serious crash

Fire crews had to cut a woman from her car after a high-speed crash near Whitford.

A seriously injured woman was trapped in her car after a high-speed crash.

Chopper crash: 'Only unflinching scrutiny will save young lives'

The wreckage of a skydiving plane that crashed during take-off from the Fox Glacier Aerodrome on September 4, 2010, killing nine people.

OPINION: When the time comes to attribute a cause to this weekend's helicopter crash, we must protect lives.

What Aucklanders want

Former Labour leader Phil Goff is to announce on Sunday afternoon that he is running for the mayoralty of Auckland City.

As Phil Goff announces his bid for Auckland's top job, the city's residents tell us what they want from a new mayor.

'This is how to fix a broken city'

Public transport lobbyist Patrick Reynolds  has bought a new car - but congestion means he will avoid driving it in central Auckland at all costs.

OPINION: A big modern city needs a big modern public transport system – as Kiwis see overseas.

WIN TICKETS: Be a VIP at Christmas in the Park

Guess who will be the special guest at Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park.

The countdown is on to Coca-Cola Christmas  in the Park at the Auckland Domain on December 12.

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